Review of Chris Matthew Sciabarra's Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical, in Liberty, vol. 9 no. 4, March 1996.

 

“What Is Living In the Philosophy of Ayn Rand, from a symposium in Reason Papers.

 

“Flourishing Objectivism”, a review of Tara Smith’s Viable Values, in The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies.

 

“What Art Does,” a review of Louis Torres’ and Michelle Kamhi’s What Art Is, in The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies.

 

“Philosopher-Novelist or Novelist-Philosopher?,” a response to an article by Neera Badhwar.

 

“Thus Spoke Howard Roark:  The Transformation of Nietzschean Ideas in The Fountainhead A discussion of AR’s novel as an internal critique of Nietzschean ethics.

 

“Structural Aspects of Atlas Shrugged,” in a volume edited by the economist Ed Younkins, Essays on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Ashgate 2006.

 

"Dagny's Motivation" Contribution to an Authors Meet Critics session of the Ayn Rand Society on Robert Mayhew, ed., Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2009). American Philosophical Association, April 3, 2010. My topic is the conception of romantic love revealed in the characterization of Dagny Taggart. (This is an MSWord download file.)

 

What is Included in Virtue? in Metaethics, Egoism, and Virtue: Studies in Ayn Rand’s Normative Theory, ed. by Allan Gotthelf and James Lennox (vol. 1 of Ayn Rand Society Philosophical Studies, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), pp 149-157. A discussion of Rand's conception of virtue.. Written as part of a symposium on Tara Smith's book, The Virtuous Egoist: Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics.

 

"Ayn Rand's Evolving View of Friedrich Nietzsche," in A Companion to Ayn Rand, ed. by Allen Gotthelf and Gregory Salmieri. Blackwell's Companions to Philosophy, 2016. For this one I travelled out to the Ayn Rand archives and went through AR's manuscripts -- a fascinating experience. Thanks Ayn Rand Society, for financing that trip!